Arriving in Cape Town was a huge culture shock. I know people use the word diversity a lot when describing South Africa, but the word doesn’t even come close. Shanty towns line the main highways, gated communities line their compounds with electric fences, biltong stores are as plentiful as coffee shops, thatched roofing is more prevalent here than the U.K and whether you’re black, white or coloured there is invariably a class system you’re being pegged into. … More Cape Town: The cheapest and least sustainable city we’ve been to!
Arriving in Sicily felt like we had returned home, back to wishing everyone a bonna sera (only after two in the afternoon), ordering cappucino (only before eleven in the morning), taking pleasure in an afternoon nap and late dinners all whilst serving up a gleeful ciao to everyone we meet. … More The thing about Sicily is…
Holy moly, just like that we are four months into our round the world adventure. The biggest questions we get asked is: how’s the money tracking? have you bought anything? and what’s been your favourite place so far? So I’ve compiled it all in one, happy reading! Wondering where we are now? Follow the day … More Quarterly Update: Budget, Packing and Places
If we were to say that our two weeks in Umbria were travelling slow then our two weeks from Lucca to Amalfi were at warp speed. Part out of necessity and part enjoying time with friends and part avoiding spending too much time (and money) in the big cities. … More A hop, skip and a jump from Lucca to Amalfi, Italy.
Looking back on our two weeks in Umbria I am reminded of such fondness for the people, the food and the landscape. A memory I feel will last much longer than I expect. I half expect to reminisce about it for the rest of my life if I’m honest. I longed for the landscape without even realising. … More Two weeks in Umbria, Italy
I was becoming more and more curious after I’d asked friends for their Budapest sightseeing advice when the majority of their responses involved the words ‘just walk around’. I didn’t really know what to expect, but on all accounts, I knew it was going to be a city unlike any I’d been before. … More Beers, Ruins and Rubik’s Cubes in Budapest, Hungary
Pleased to be leaving the fuss of Santorini, we boarded our ferry to Heraklion (pronounced: ‘Air-aklion). Arriving in the late evening, jumped into our hire car to drive an hour south through the guts of Crete to the small hippy town of Matala before a few days in Hora Sfakion. … More Living Carefree in Crete
Ahh Sifnos, the quaint little island two hours from Athens, small enough and high enough (682m) to welcome you without an overwhelming sense of feeling swallowed or lost rather, a feeling of coming home. Read on for more on our lovely four days in Sifnos. … More Sifnos, an Introduction
Sifnos has been the perfect introduction into the Greek islands. Deserted alleyways, barren bars and even harder to find – open restaurants. Not that a little peace and quiet ever hurt anyone. It was just what the doctor ordered; a little peace and a lot of unwinding. … More The day of 3 great meals in Sifnos, Greece
In an effort to see more of my own country, I imposed the challenge on myself five years ago. Since then it’s taken me to destinations I’d not normally would have traveled and I’m thrilled to state that I’ve now visited all states and territories in Australia. This year I made it to South Australia. … More Ultimate Guide to The Yorke Peninsula – Part 1